Feeling Tiny In Colombia’s Tayrona National Park

Monday, April 6, 2015

We stood at the entrance to a lush, tropical forest and confronted a simple yet profound choice. Do we proceed on foot, hauling our backpacks in the already thick morning air, or do we pay a local for the pleasure of mounting a time-worn horse? We picked the budget option and started the hour-long walk […]

The Top 50 Travel Blogs (1st Quarter: 2015)

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Below is a list of the top 50 travel blogs for the 1st quarter (January — March) of 2015 ranked by visitor traffic. There are a few other sites that have put together their own lists of the “top” travel blogs. However, each has their own subjective means of ranking sites, using everything from Alexa […]

10 Must-Try Budget Desserts In Turkey

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

After traveling the world as a nomad for a few years now, I’ve learned that it isn’t always pretty, especially when it comes to tasting a country’s most popular dishes. When you’re on a tight budget, you are typically limited to freeganism, bulk foods that can easily be carried and prepared (like pasta) or cheap […]

Top 10 Places For Spring Break

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

As can be seen by this infographic from CheapOair, many of the usual suspects come out on top for the most popular destinations for the youngsters to get their Spring Break on (Orlando, Las Vegas, Fort Lauderdale). But, there are a few standouts that pop up every year around this time, including Jamaica, San Juan […]

The Sound Of Music And Rain In Salzburg

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

When the airport of a city or town is named after a local but deceased celebrity, upon arrival in said city one can expect a challenge in avoiding the posthumous paraphernalia and celebration of the eponymous home-grown hero. For example, touching down at Liverpool’s John Lennon airport, one can expect to be inundated in the […]

The Last Untouched Wonder: The Story Of Antarctica

Friday, February 27, 2015

As one of the last untouched wonders of the planet, a visit to Antarctica is an inevitably large “tick” off anyone’s bucket list. Paradoxically, this unstirred mystique has caused a stirring spike in tourist arrivals. From 2013 – 2014, the exotic and frozen tundra saw over 37,000 visitors arriving to tour Antarctic waters for pleasure […]

The 5 Ways to Read The Directions to Happiness by Bruce Northam

Thursday, February 19, 2015

At the not-very-tender age of 35, travel writer Bruce Northam hitchhiked America from coast to coast one more time to bring awareness to the fact that it could still be done in spite of the negative P.R. the practice was receiving in the ’90s. By that time, Bruce had already been hitchhiking for two decades. His […]

This Is What It’s Like To Fly China Airlines’ New 777

Saturday, February 14, 2015

China Airlines, Taiwan’s largest airline, recently introduced three new Boeing 777-300ERs into its fleet. Three 777s that offer one of the most pleasurable and memorable experiences you are allowed to have while flying without breaking any international air treaties. The new 358-seat 777s offer 40 Premium Business Class seats, 62 Premium Economy Class seats, and […]

My Weekend “Away” In New York At The Kimberly Hotel

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

If there’s one thing New York City does really well, it’s eschewing the cookie-cutter chains that dot much of the American landscape, especially when it comes to hotels (okay, maybe not banks and certain coffee shops, but that’s another story). If you’re coming here and are tired of staying at traditional hotel chains, then The […]

Luggage Lost, Soul Found: What Traveling the World Taught Me

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

There are countless reasons not to travel: lost luggage, delayed flights, aggressive hawkers and taxi scams, to name a few. And so it was that logistical hassles, fear of the unknown and the tyranny of the status quo – not to mention the cost – all conspired to keep my wife and I grounded in […]

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